The dimples on a golf ball help it fly farther with greater accuracy, just as the dimples on a baby help it steal candy from gullible strangers. Find your adorably sporty sweet spots with today's Groupon to Olmsted Park Golf Courses. Choose between the following options:
- For $18, you get two rounds of nine holes and a pull cart at the South Park Olmsted Golf Course (a $32 value).
- For $26, you get 18 holes of golf for two and a cart at the Delaware Park Olmsted Golf Course (a $52 value).
The topography of each course at Olmsted Park Golf is meticulously designed to inspire eyes with lush landscapes and accommodate golfers of all experience levels. The smaller South Park is a 9-hole, 2,876-yard course where golfers exercise their precision shooting. The lake in the middle of South Park factors heavily into holes 4, 5, and 6, swatting away errantly hit golf balls with Poseidon's trident. The course makes for a pleasant and easy walk, good for wheeling around golf equipment in the included pull cart.
The meadow-style Delaware Park is an 18-hole, 5,359-yard course touting wide-open fairways and medium-size greens that can be traversed in one of Olmsted's power golf carts. To complete the course, visitors must overcome a series of sand traps, grass bunkers, and par 3s that require pinpoint accuracy to avoid trees and statues of Charles Barkley.
Olmsted Parks Golf Courses
Sculpted into the sprawling meadows of the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks, the nine-hole South Park Olmsted Golf Course rises and falls across 2,876 yards of immaculate greenery. The fairway chain wreathes South Park lake, which comes into play on four holes, including a forced-carry tee shot on hole four, which could prove perilous for any golf ball without an unrequited love for marine biology. Delaware Park Olmsted Golf Course's 5,359 yards features open fairways and very few hazards throughout the relatively short layout. Medium-size greens await players at the end of each short-grass corridor, challenging golfers with small target areas and tricky breaking putts.
Before each round, players can warm up their short game at the practice green, which facilitates practice for chipping, putting, and Maypole dancing around flagsticks. An onsite pro shop keeps clubbers equipped with the latest in fairway fashions and gear, and a golf house fuels powerful drives with course-side eats and refreshments.